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URL Issues (9 posts)

  1. iggytx
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Greetings,

    I am having an URL issue that I can't resolve. I've search liked crazy, but only find fixes to problems not related to mine (or suggestions that didn't work).

    Problem:

    I have a main website, with a subdirectory holding my blog. I currently have my URL for the blog hosted by a different company. I want to have the URL of the site say the name of the URL redirect but also include the page or post name.

    Breakdown:

    Currently the site is hosted at http://www.project-blu.com/nerd with the URL redirect http://www.project-nerd.com. The only fixes I've found is the URL redirect I use (which changes the name in the address bar back to the project-blu address) or one that only shows project-nerd.com in the address bar without the "/page" or "/post" at the end.

    Does anybody have any recommendations or knowledge on how to get my end address showing as http://www.project-nerd.com/post /page?

    I've tried editing the htaccess file, I've tried changing the address in the admin area under "General Settings." Neither have worked, and the latter actually caused a significant crash.

    Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Iggy

  2. David A. Kennedy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey there Iggy,

    I'm willing to bet you're going to need to follow these instructions about moving WordPress.

    You need to move WordPress to whatever hosting company you have the project-nerd.com domain hosted with. The WordPress files need to live on a server that points to that domain. Does that make sense?

  3. iggytx
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    David,

    Thanks for the response.

    That sucks if it is true, because I do not feel like paying for two separate hosts.

    I appreciate the response but hope there is another resolve for this (which I'm beginning to think that is the only way).

    Thanks,
    Iggy

  4. juliepmb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I am having the same issue as @iggytx - which he posted on my forum question and told he was rude for doing so...I didn't think it was rude - I thought it was very helpful since we are having the exact same issue.

    I came across something last night and I am wondering if it might work. If we install the plug-in that allows multi site (which I know is a little difficult) Can we then install the additional plug-in to map the domain to the desired domain?

    @David - do you know if that would work?

    @iggytx I can't imagine we are the only 2 wanting to do this - and I can't believe someone doesn't have a plug in or something to do it.
    Thanks,
    Julie

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @juliepmb: It is impolite to interrupt another poster's ongoing thread with a question of your own and it causes significant problems for the forum's volunteers. Please stick to your own topic.

  6. juliepmb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi @esmi. I get that you think it is impolite to interrupt with another question, but this is NOT a different question...it is the same question and I wasn't asking another question I was trying to offer a solution.

    I am not trying to be rude or impoliet...I am trying to find a solution (which is what I thought these forums were for).

    Sometimes working together is much easier than working alone.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using the same version of WordPress on the same physical server hosted by the same hosts with the same plugins, theme & configurations as the original poster? No? Then please stick to your own topic.

  8. David A. Kennedy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Iggy,

    As far as I know – that's the best, most direct way.

    As far as paying for two host – can't you just host both sites with one host?

  9. iggytx
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @David: Yes I can, it's just a matter of I did a multi-year deal ahead on the "main" site and the blog URL was purchased for multiple years as well, just this year. So either way I will be out additional funds. Thank you very much though for your responses.

    @juliepmb: Feel more than welcome to share your experience here. Even though it's not the same host (and it actually might be), the solution for both of us in the end will more than likely be the same.

    Also, I had a multi-site wordpress blog running and ran into more issues than I care to list. I had the same URL issues at the beginning, but to be honest, I never dug as deep as I am now. I have (just in the past month), opted to run my blogs with separate wordpress installs, and having the crew on my site deal with separate logins.

    [Unnecessary comments moderated]

    Thanks,
    Iggy

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